International Bond ETFs: Cruising Through All The Options

By: ETFdb
The fixed income corner of the ETF industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, as investors have become increasingly comfortable with achieving bond exposure through the exchange-traded structure. In 2010 more than $26 billion flowed into bond ETFs, following a year that saw more than $42 billion in net inflows. During the first six months of 2011 bond ETF inflows topped $16 billion. Despite these impressive growth figures, it seems that the potential for future expansion of the bond ETF arena is significant. Although bond ETFs have expanded considerably, the bulk of inflows has been to products focusing exclusively or primarily on debt of U.S. issuers. Most investors have gradually eased their “home country bias” on the equity side of their portfolios, embracing international stocks as a vital component of long-term strategies. But when it comes to bonds, many investors still limit their holdings to U.S. securities [see Are [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: WisdomTree Stuffs New Ideas Into ETF Pipeline Market Vectors Planning Japanese Bond ETF WisdomTree Launches Asia Debt ETF (ALD) Recapping Impressive Innovation In Bond ETF Space State Street Planning Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND)
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